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Heritage Grain Brings People Together in Yellow Springs

by Ciraran Lyons

YELLOW SPRINGS, Ohio – Farmers, millers, brewers, bakers, entrepreneurs, and researchers convened for the first ever Heritage Grain School hosted by the Agraria ... Read More

Chestnut Field Day is a Tasty Success

by Eleanor Reagan

CAROLLTON, Ohio – ASFC hosted a hands-on field day this September to share our North Central Region SARE funded grant research to develop ... Read More

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Local Food in Schools Keeps Dollars Local

by Michelle Ajamian

When Lynne Genter was hired to coordinate Farm to School purchases and education at Federal Hocking Schools, she used the cafeteria as her ... Read More

Whole Grain Rich Standards Rolled Back for School Meals

by Eleanor Reagan

Across the country, the COVID-19 pandemic proves to be a major barrier to nutrition for over 30 million children relying on subsidized school ... Read More

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West Virginia Hazelnut Orchard Finds Local Cultivars

John Kelsey has been growing hazelnuts on his farm in Mason County, West Virginia, since 2011, when the Thousand Cankers Disease outbreak damaged the black ... Read More

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Ohio Chestnut Farm Incorporates Alley Cropping

As nut orchards grow in popularity, farmers are looking for innovative ways to generate income and improve soil health as their trees mature. This has ... Read More

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Nut-works Build Regional Resilience

By Eleanor Reagan

As supply chains become increasingly unreliable and energy shortages more frequent, local food production and processing will become ever more crucial to ... Read More

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Perennial Nuts Offer a Key to Our Food System

By Michelle Ajamian

From the beginning (2008) we chose the word staple over grain in ASFC’s name, not only because nuts (and beans) are powerhouses ... Read More

Match Doubles Impact of Neighbor Meals Donations in June

Athens, Ohio – Neighbor Loaves (& Meals), a project of the Appalachian Staple Foods Collaborative (ASFC) at Rural Action, will match purchases for the project ... Read More

BIPOC Leadership Team Conducts COVID Equity Report

by Eleanor Reagan

Washington State University (WSU) Food Systems Program was commissioned by the Washington State Department of Agriculture in August of 2021 to identify ... Read More


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